A rough depiction of Iron Age Maiden Castle Coffee Mug
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Maiden Castle Hillfort

Aerial photograph of Maiden Castle, 1935

Maiden Castle in Dorset is pretty much the jewel in the crown of hillforts. The site has appeared in record books, as the largest hillfort, and even castle in Britain, though the definition of that title is a little in dispute.

What is certain, is that the size of the site, and height of the hill it sits upon, have caused it's designers to create a beautifully complex design, of many ramparts and massive entrances and gateways, that conspire to make this the grandest, and the poster guy or gal, of hillforts. 

So anyhow, I have been to Maiden Castle and a fine site to behold it is too. When you park up at the car park right by it, it does not seem like much, just a blob of a flat mound, but once you get up into the wide ancient manmade paths, and see the  deep ditches, and very high ramparts, it is easy to conjure up a magnificent site in your imagination. The wide entrances, and the flat top of this large landform indicate why it is the best candidate to be classed as a oppida, in Britain. On top of that, like most hillforts, the view is pretty good as well from the top. 

I or we, did take some pics of the site but have lost them, so I have what I can find elsewhere. So I have turned a public domain picture of Maiden Castle, into one which I have turned into a imagining of the fort, which you can only use with my permission. Anyway, it is a much photographed site, and just like it's almost twin like site on a much smaller scale, Old Oswestry, the most indicative pics are from above anyway. 

So here are some facts on the site. 

The site covers 19 hectares in terms of that inferior. Confusingly many other forts get their size given in terms of interior and ramparts, which can make them seem larger. Though I have seen a figure of 50 hectares for the whole area of Maiden Castle. Which seems fair as the ramparts do cover a wide area. It is the size of these ramparts that make it likely the largest multi ringed well populated comparatively undamaged hillfort in Britain. Yes there are some sites of 1 ring, with little evidence of population, Bindon Hill, and Mull of Galloway Enclosure, that seem larger, but this site Maiden Castle seems to be in the top few of the list of the largest classically defined hillforts in the British Isles. See my fun facts page for my thinking on the size of the largest hillforts. Oldbury Camp in Kent is a competitor, and Borrough Hill Hillfort, both hitting about 50 hectares. Then there is also the former Iron Age mining site, and enclosure, on Llanymynech hill, regarded as a hillfort at 57 hectares, it quite largely impacted by more mining, quarrying and later developments upon it. While though Ham Hill Hillfort also known as Hamden Hill Hillfort, in Somerset hits 82 hectares, though it is another case of a site damaged by quarrying. 

So anyway, back to Maiden Castle, well it overlooks a mile or two away over the Dorset plain, it's successor settlement, the county town of Dorchester (Just as this site was a major centre of the county sized tribe, the Durotriges. A site which at first got the semi-Roman semi-Celtic name, Durnovaria. that later mutated into the Anglo-Saxon Dornwaraceaster, and overtime the term we have now. This actually where it's people were moved to as a Romanising settlement quickly after their conquest of the area in around 43 AD.

The figure from a birds eye view on maps, extends in an irregular oval shape, curving inwards slightly at the centre. It’s most extreme furthest away points, of the most exterior ramparts, reach to about a km lengthways, with it being between a third and a half of that measurement on this oval’s widths. Though the number of ramparts on the slopes, can enclose something like 75 metres to over 125 metres as a ring around the site, making that stat so big. So to the question, how long is Maiden Castle, my answer is about 1km, or 1000 metres, though, look at a diagram to confirm my estimate. 

The ramparts get to 20 feet or six metres high in some cases, not far short of that just about everywhere, with the ditches helping this enormous scale. 

Intriguingly the eastern entrance had 2 gaps for gate houses just beside each other, and thus  a double entrance. So why would there be 2 separated gateways, beside each other?  Some wonder about what the differentiation was for. Could it have been just different for entrance and exit, class variation, or some clean and unclean route, depending on what you had with you, I mean who knows. While the western entrance is a just as confusingly arising 200 metres long corridor.

Continued below.my 2 Maiden Castle Canaleto's. . ............................

One of it as it's peak, the other under attack by Romans. (If that happened or not). I have a elephant in that example. 

Maiden Castle peak.jpg
Maiden Castle Roman attack.jpg

One respected  estimate claims 1500 people could have lived at this site, a stat that is sometimes used for other hillforts, which is unlikely as many of those were much smaller. This was certainly the most populous hillfort in Pre-Roman Britain and Ireland. Which indeed would make it a de facto city in Iron Age terms, a very populous site, a metropolis indeed, of singular gravitas for the people of the time. 

It sits on a hill 40 metres above the plain, and had a history as a smaller site, but started growing as time went on, to become the likely key site for the area. The site sits 13 metres above sea level.

Famously 40,000 sling stones, have been found at the site, for the local armoury, from nearby Chesil Beach. 

I like the idea, that this site was called Maiden Castle, as it meant Great Dun, or fort, as that is pretty true. 

I also have a fine list of other forts with the name Maiden Castle below at the very lower part of this page. There are a quite big number of them. 

More key to this particular fort by the way, Maiden Castle quite uniquely for a fort has had a symphonic rhapsody devoted to it, by major composer of the time John Ireland in 1921. I did put a link to it on my links page, but to hear it you type in Mai Dun and the composer's name, not Maiden Castle, as that is the work's name. I rated it quite nice. 

Plus a major author of the 1930s John Cowper Powys wrote a novel entitled with its name Maiden Castle. A blurb for it on one website says something like this. This Hardy style novel of 1937 is number four of a series. The Dorchester earthwork bastion of the Celtic past, pushes a unusual but strong effect over the happenings and loves of a man called Dud No-man & a young lady Wizzie Ravelton. So that covers a very general description, I have to admit I have never read it myself, I may some time, if I get the chance. 


Also Thomas Hardy, one of Britain's leading 19th Century novelists lauded the fort aplenty. Indeed as I say in my "fun" facts page, the site features in the 1967 movie adaption of his 1874 novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, Plus it also features in his 1875 short story a "A tryst at an ancient earthwork". I have heard it, and it is kind of a ode to the structure. It features again when one of the characters runs over the site, in his 1886 work, The Mayor of Castlebridge. So surely this site is among the embodiments of what is termed in Dorset, "Hardy Country". 

So now a short piece in between the rest of this article on this great hillfort. So here is my review of the movie from 1967 Far from the Madding Crowd,  a piece written by me about this film n June 2021. I was looking to see it, then realised, I would never be lucky enough to be watching TV exactly when it was on, so I would just buy a cheap copy on ebay or Amazon. I found one, and it was a good movie. Yes it lasts 2 and a half hours or so, but it had great actors, great actresses, brilliant camera work, and displayed a fine story of this 1860s time story. Great characters, great writer, both Hardy and the screenwriter and director and such. Maiden Castle was only in it for a minute or two, after a about a hour, but still a fine scene. I love the way they portrayed modernising 19th Century life in the countryside.  Which surely had similarities to modern very rural places, and more so including rural Dorset in the 1960s and 1860s and I hazard to guess, even ancient Iron Age Dorsetshire. It is a moral tale, about Bathsheba Everdeen, and 3 suitors, who really like her it seems. All sorts of goings on, manoeuvrings, and courtships on the rich tapestry of farm, market town and country life in those times. And yes, her surname does seem to be the inspiration for Katniss Everdeen, in Hunger Games, who was portrayed in the said 2010s movies .by Jennifer Lawrence. I could not have watched this movie in my teens without being a little scarred for a day or few, by one of the saddest scenes, but now I am older, I can cope, still a very sad scene, so prepare yourself if you watch it. I did find the movie fulfilling. It stars Julie Christie, Terrance Stamp, Peter Finch, and very importantly Alan Bates, among many other fine actors actresses, and plenty of sheep and sheepdogs. 

Anyway, back to the fort itself readers. 

So Maiden Castle certainly traded to or had commerce with the local area, and as well, ports like Poole, Hengistbury Head, and the Isle of Portland. Indeed whether one of those particular coastal sites was this site's major flow towards the continent is a good question. 

The site reached it's peak in the late Iron Age, along with many other of the larger hillfort sites in southern England, and seems to have possibly been not expanding by the year 100BC. 

It certainly was the site of a Roman temple, in the Roman Empire. Which added to the Maiden Castle history. Indeed elements of that can be identified today in the 2020s. 

Anyhow, there are much better pages and sources than mine on Maiden Castle in Dorset, but my site does dig up a few little facts on it, like it's length, and my site is more about other great hillfort sites and tying the subject together.

The 19th Century and early 20th Century were the biggest time for archaeological interest in hillforts, concentrating on the ramparts apparently. With the insides dug at greater ratios at later dates, by less militarily influenced antiquarians.

The term Maiden Castle is photo semantic as it is rooted in a Celtic term, but the Saxon then English term for that sounds like it, as in Mai Dun, but the English word Maiden does not have the same meaning. If the speculation for it's origin of it's name is correct. 

Famously the great archaeologist Mortimer Wheeler in his early 20th Century excavations found some great facts about the fort. Though he also controversially claimed there was evidence of a battle here between the Romans and the Natives, but later experts claim his evidence from skeletal remains may be from battles elsewhere, as there is not a huge amount of finds indicating such a event. Whether such a battle occurred is debatable, but what is beyond doubt is that this was a major city for the time, of hundreds of roundhouses, of smoke rising out of them, of chariots and people. Whether their people served in armies in cases, that fought battles is also beyond question, it must have been so, but whether they ever occurred at this site, at it's peak, both Pre and actual Roman, is a bigger question. So that is what happened at Maiden Castle for this Maiden Castle facts page. . 

Miss Spellings associated to Maiden Castle, It could be miss spelt as Maiden's Castle, rather than Maiden Castle. John Cooper Powys, could be a miss spelling of John Cowper Powys as could John Cowper Powis, Maidencastle and Maideun Castle of Maiden Castle plus Maiden Castle could be miss spelt  Mayden Castle, and Maiden-Castle, or even  Maidon Castle, Also Chesill beach, Also Mortimor Wheler, and Morimer Wheller, and Mortimer Wheller, could be miss spellings of the archaeologist. Plus Doorchester, and Dorechester, of the nearby town, plus Tomos Hardy, and Thomas Hardie, of the author, and Thomoshardie. Plus John Kenyan of the poet. To be honest even Maiden Cstle Hill fort, never mind Maiden's Castle Hill Fort, would be regarded as unusual as of the words hill fort instead of hillfort. Even Maiden Castles Hillfort, would be quite wrong, and though the term Maiden Castle hillforts could be at times OK, if talking about the many hillforts named Maiden Castle in one sentence. The Maiden Castles could also be used in that case. Mostly though Maiden Castle is the only normal usable term. A Scottish artist has a painting in the National Gallery, of Scotland John Francis Campbell, a lovely work of there around the entrance of Maiden Camp, in Dorset, from 1848. Perhaps this was one of the names they used then, I would assume it is of Maiden Castle. So that is all I have to say in terms of facts on Maiden Castle Hillfort (Other than that interesting list below. That is the Maiden Castle, Maiden Castle Hillforts.co.uk page on the subject. So that is that on Maiden Castle.  

I should also add there are also these other Maiden Castles

Here I have a list of over 2 dozen sites, in the form of a glossary  many of which are in Britain, I start with the longest article / paragraph, on the only other Maiden Castle I have been to, but then the rest are much shorter mentions on examples of the many other Maiden Castles.

  • Maiden Castle, Cheshire, an Iron Age hill fort. Among the most significant in name, maybe not so size, at 0.7 hectares I believe, of the other Maiden Castle sites in Britain. Other than Dorset's great hill, and Edinburgh Castle, this is the only other Maiden Castle I have been to. I travelled via my sat nav, to western Cheshire, and saw the general landscape, it was a area of trees, and fields, cows, villages, roads footpaths and such, plus the odd dog and walker. I reached Bickerton where it is, and Pool Lane where I parked. Then from here I walked to the top of Bickerton Hill, which from where you see a nice view of the hills of North Wales, and it's plains, and plains of Cheshire. The area is sandstone, as could well be seen from the sandy paths up there. It took barely a few minutes from the car park, and what I saw was a semi circle of a fort, that used a cliff, like Dun Aengus to look across the Cheshire plains. It is a example of a number of sites on the sandstone ridge that holds most of the site's hillforts. It sits on a hill 214 metres above sea level, The area is covered in heath, and in fact I saw cows there, and ate some lovely blackberries in the fort, first time I have eaten nature's bounty there from a hillfort. Iron Age pottery has been found there. 

  • Verterae, also known as Maiden Castle, Cumbria, a Roman fortlet in East Cumbria, near Brough. 

  • There is another Maiden Castle a Iron Age farmstead, near Penrith and Bennethead, about 65 metres in diameter, not a hillfort, on Ullswater Way. it's also in Cumbria. 

  • Maiden Castle, Durham, an Iron Age promontory fort.

  • Maiden Castle, North Yorkshire, an Iron Age settlement, near Grinton. I believe it is in the region of where Swaldedale is. 

  • Maiden Castle, on Dunniface Hill, also known as Kennoway Motte, it is a Medieval motte in Fife. 

  • Maiden Castle, Bracks, in the Lomond Hills, simply classified as prehistoric, also in Fife. The Lomond Hills, not to be confused with Loch Lomond which sits about 70 miles or so to the west, on the west side of Scotland. So these Lomond Hills, sit on the west of the county, what some for some reason call the Kingdom of Fife, which of course is on the east side of Scotland, and they are the highest points of Fife. Indeed West Lomond, the highest of it's hills, is about a couple or a few km to the west of the hillfort. With the village of Falkland that distance again to the east of this fort. Bracks seems to be a place a name for a general rural area, that is listed as close to Falkland, Which itself has just over a thousand one hundred people in 2021. The hills have 2 summits, and this fort is on neither, just on a lower grassy knoll in between these 2 main summits. So the fort itself is not the highest point of these hills or Fife, but it is rare fort for Scotland, where that it is one that sits somewhere on a distinct localised geographic feature that is the highest in it's county.  

  • There is also a Maiden Castle, in Northumberland, known as the Ketties, Greenside Camp, and Cauterdale. Likely Pre-Roman. There is some thinking that it is also a fort talked of in Northumberland called Maiden Camp, or even the Maiden Camp of Wallis. It sits in the Cheviots. If the latter name is true, it may also be the reason a well nearby may also be called the Maiden well. But that may be a spurious guess. 

  • There is also a Maiden Castle, in Swansea's area, known also as Oxwich Point, A kind of fort again there. 

  • There is also a Maiden Castle in Aberdeenshire, Bennachie, and Pittodrie Home Farm, are other identifiers.  Some dating has put some walls at 410 AD to 640 so a Pictish fort, or even Pictish Camp. It seems it has a Maiden's Causeway that leads from the fort area to Bennachie and Mither Tap, It seems this trackway may be ancient indeed, not just medieval, but likely older. There is a myth about a maiden to do with this, and some typically tragic tale that you get in old local myths, but could it just be the Brythonic route name of these Maiden's castles, turned into a legend that explained the name. 

  • Plus a Maiden Castle kind of hillfort in Angus, north east of Arbroath, at East Seaton. 

  • There is also a Maiden Castle kind of hillfort in Midlothian so not far from Edinburgh. 

  • Plus a Oyne Maiden Castle Fort in Aberdeenshire again.

  • There is also a hillfort called Uley Bury in the Cotswolds, in Gloucestershire,  in fact, it is a Iron Age fort, that was supposedly never conquered, according local myths. It actually used to be called Maiden Hill. It has 2 lines of ramparts, Some say it was thus called as of never being conquered or rather taken, so you know like I mean, a maiden would not be a name you give for a married woman, that kind of thing, as in untaken. So all sorts of legends can develop around the name maiden.  

  • There is also a Maiden Castle in in Glendevon, Perthshire.  Also known as Maiden's Castle. Unlike the locations above, there is actually no sign of a hillfort or castle here. Some wonder if it comes from a miss transliteration from Gaelic. Though there were folktales aplenty about this hill, and in one folktale a castle appears on this hill.  

  • There is also Maiden Castle Cairn not a fort, a likely Neolithic or Bronze Age one, in Cumbria's Eskdale. 

  • Plus Maiden Castle Bronze Age barrow near the big Maiden Castle in Dorset. 

  • There is also a Maiden Castle in Iran, also known as Ghal'eh Dokhtar

  • Also, Kızkalesi Castle, in Turkey, off Mersin Province, on a islet, is known as Maiden's Castle, also known as Deniz kalesi. 

  • There is also a Maiden's Castle a ruin in the ancient and abandoned city of Merv in Central Asia. Turkmenistan in fact. It is 8th or 9th Century and is also known as Great Kyz Kala, and looks amazing. 

  • Edinburgh Castle used to be known as Maiden's Castle, or rather Mayden Castle, this was the spelling in in the 16th Century, Indeed sources claim it had this name for centuries afore then. A source called Maiden Castle in Dorset, that Mayden spelling in the 1600s. Amazingly the reasoning of why the 

    capital of Scotland's castle has that older name rarely mentions it's Dorset sister, but maybe there is a good reason for that, I don't know the language situation, was the Celtic of Edinburgh different to the Celtic of Dorset?  Anyway, thats a possibility of the Edinburgh name. I say, but it is better to listen to the even more learned experts on that I say. Of course the legend even of a long time ago, about why it had the name Maiden, in this case was to do with maidens living there along before.  In this sense, you could maybe call it the 3rd Maiden Castle I have been to. 
  • There is also a 549 metre hill called Devin, in the south east of the Czech Republic, in the Pavlov hills of Moravia (The Czech Republic consists of Bohemia, Moravia, and the Czech bit of Silesia). This is not the same as the hill of the same name between Austria and Slovakia on the Danube. So this Czech hill, was referred to as Mayden's Berg, in German. It interestingly has a large Iron Age hillfort atop it. The term is very close to Maiden Castle in German, I mean the term then may have a similar history or root meaning then. Now a part that may be very uninteresting to some people, but I found it uncanny. So I write as much of my own stuff as possible, but so I do not fake it I am saying what I said on wikipedia, for this little bit here. I read on Wikipedia that the word Devin has this explanation. The name for the great Slovak castle, is maybe derived from an ancient Indo-European/Proto-Slavic stem *deiv- with apophony *doiv- related to light & also visual perception. Devín, Divín, Devinka, Divino, Dzivín, plus similar Slavic terms can be sometimes be interpreted as watchtowers or observation points. That same same root related to vision can be found also in the word div (evil spirit) thus meaning "the place of evil spirits". Though and this is what I at hillforts.co.uk find most interestingly about what was said on wikipedia in 2021 (not sure how long that entry will last, but it was then, perhaps not always) , The Annales Fuldenses explained the name from the Slavic word deva—a girl ("Dowina, id est puella"). In this case, devin grad means "castle of the girl. Now that is fascinating, as a girl, and a maiden are terms that can be used at times, though not all times, interchangeably.  Now that finishes my bit of just overtly looking at what was said on wikipedia, now back to my own as original as I can be, writing.  I mean yes the term Maiden Castle likely came from a Celtic term, Mai Dun, and was misinterpreted, like happened for a lot of old British terms when the Saxons arrived, as Maiden Castle, but maybe the German term Maiden Berg also came from it, as there used to be Celts in this area, and perhaps the Slavs and Germans somehow, if it makes sense with the timeline maybe it does not brought their names from there. Though I don't know, at all really. I mean Maiden in German is Madchen, so I have no idea really. :Though it is also known as the Maidberg, and Divci hrady, hrady is castle berg is a mountain, so it is quite close in  a way to those terms, so maybe my thinking is right, or totally wrong. Also I see from looking up this a bit more, too much really, that Maiden was used with the term magd, in medieval German, so maybe my theory is correct after all. Ok, one last footnote bit on there, the names Maidenberg, and Maydenberg are actually surnames used by a lot of    people in Europe and the USA. Plus there is a wine from the Czech Republic called Reisten Maidenburg Pinot Blanc, from the  Moravia region of course. 
  • There is also a city in Germany called Magdeburg, so similar huh.
  • As I say, back to my own as original as I can make it, or try to make it,  writing, as I try to make the case for as much as possible for this article, this page, and this whole website. Though maybe I should add, if Devin Castle on the Hungary, Slovakia, Austria border, which sits on the Danube, has a term that comes from Mai Dun, then it could be the 4th such Maiden Castle I have been to in a way.
  • Also, so, also plus a area called Maidencastle in Northampton exists, it must be a part of the town in Northamptonshire. 
  • There is also a Maiden Castle footbridge in 2021 anyway, over the River Tyne in County Durham. It was constructed in 1974. 

  • Plus not coincidently in Durham, there is a Maiden Castle stadium, where Durham Women football team play, plus where Newcastle United used to train with for instance their 1990s greats. I can not see if Sunderland or Middlesbrough ever played there, Maybe their reserves did.

  • Plus a Maiden Castle Wood, is nearby, in Durham, it must all be associated to that earlier mentioned Durham Maiden Castle Iron Age site.   

  • There was even a horse that won a race meeting at Wolverhampton in the year 2020, by the name of Maiden Castle. This out of 13 riders at 12 to 1, but it had by no means won every race, indeed it was 13th out of 16th in one race at Sandown the same year. I just read that on the internet, and if you want to make sure of those stats I state there, do your own research to check if I am right. I am most definitely not a site that knows about horse racings finishes, so do not categorically state that, all I know is what I read on the web, I  also do not support betting though, and make sure to discourage myself from ever doing gambling, I do not recommend gambling. Though I do not want to be too Puritanical about it. Though I do feel horse races look beautiful as a concept I make sure I do not gamble. 

  • In London, there was a site called Maiden Hill, that was a circular mound, likely a barrow, on a hill, but it was levelled in the 19th to 20th Century. 

  • There is a hill in West Lothian called Maiden Hill, all I read of it is that it is a hill. Plus such a site in South Lanarkshire. Again just a hill. Plus there is a such not that I can see, fort stationed, hill called Maiden's hill in Cumbria, near Wigton. Plus a nine Maiden's hill in Aberdeenshire.  Plus lastly for these there is a Maiden Pap, a hill, in Caithness, which is almost a Marilyn. Apparently it can seen according to some from the Orkney Islands. 

  • Plus there was a Paisley, built, HMS Maiden Castle that served in the Royal Navy during World War Two. So a floating Maiden Castle. It had the important task of supporting convoys from 1944. After the war, sadly the ship was sunk in 1947 while serving in the Levant, with the tragic loss of at least 65 lives, of whom many were Jewish refugees, during the  conflict situation in the Holy Land, vis a vis the Palestinians and their numerous organisations, and the organisations of the soon to be declared (1948) State of Israel.  Meanwhile, the ship itself was refloated, and later served as the Empire Lifeguard till 1955.

  • Plus lastly there is a Maiden Castle Road in Dorchester as you may expect, happily it leads from Dorchester to the fort itself. 

  • There is also a fort called the Doon of May, in Dumfries and Galloway, not even 0.1 hectares in size. 

  • Plus a hill fort,  Maids Moreton in Buckinghamshire, just 2.9 hectares. 

  • There is even a 4.9 hectare Maiden Bower hillfort in Bedfordshire.  Not too far from the highest points in the county. Some call it a plateau fort. 

  •  There is also a Maidenbower in Crawley, a neighbourhood.

  • Plus a Maidenhead market town in Berkshire, that has also been a parliamentary constituency. 

  • So a lot of places have the word Maiden in them there then, quite a fact that. 

  • There also some islands with the name Maiden in, such as one off Oban, on the Western coast of the Scottish Highlands, which has those legends about maidens to do with it, like some such hillforts.

  • Plus a Maiden Island of Antigua and Barbuda.

  • Plus a islet off Newfoundland, part of the Greenspond community.

  • There are also the Maiden's off  country Antrim, in Northern Ireland. They being 2 islets and a small number of skerries.

  • There is also a village in Herefordshire called Maiden Bradley.

  • Plus a Roman Road called Maiden Way, linking from the Roman fort in Cumbria of the Maiden Castle name. It is also called Maidenway and even archaicly Mayden way.  

  • Just to show there are near similar spellings there is a Malden Island in Kiribati.

  • Of course seeing it seems Maiden Castle was named after Mai Dun, not Maidens, perhaps it can also be compared to other forts with great in their name, in other languages. Such as the Gaer Fawr hillforts of Wales, and Caer Fawr.

  • I at Hillforts.co.uk do wonder, if Mai Dun, was a pan Celtic term, used across much of Europe. I wonder if this almost our closest thing to a Tv interview with a Celtic peasant or warrior, of the term Mai Dun, being a Celtic term, lasting that we say today to now. Just as they would have pointed to the great fort, or hill, known as Mai Dun, we also say that as well, but in a different understanding. Was it used from North East Scotland, to Dorset, to Bohemia, well so many forts do not have that name so its hard to tell, maybe not, but maybe.

  • This page is about the Maiden Castle in Dorset though. So finally in terms of Maiden Castle, that is all the info on and about Maiden Castle.